identity theft


Credit Cards
By Carrie Kerskie, director, Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University While we were preparing for Hurricane Irma, another major story was making the rounds on news channels. That was the announcement that Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, had experienced a data breach. It was reported that […]

Equifax Breach, What You Need to Know


Using MySSA to Prevent Identity Theft
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University A few years ago, the Social Security Administration (SSA) launched a new program allowing anyone over the age of 18 to set up an online account called MySSA, My Social Security Account. The purpose was to allow consumers […]

Using MySSA to Prevent Identity Theft


Getting to Know You, Understanding Consumer Reports
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University One of the greatest misconceptions about identity theft is that you can prevent it by refusing to disclose your personal information. Did you know there are companies whose sole source of revenue is the selling of your information? […]

Getting to Know You, Understanding Consumer Reports



Protecting Children from Identity Theft
By Carrie Kerskie, Director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University Children are a favorite target of identity thieves. By using a child’s identity, a thief can typically go undetected for up to 18 years. Most victims do not discover the identity theft until they apply for college or […]

Protecting Children from Identity Theft